Clarke Schmidt
24-Year-Old PitcherRP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Yankees gambled when they selected Schmidt with the 16th overall pick in 2017 just months after he underwent Tommy John surgery, but if his first full pro season is any indication, the payoff could be huge. A 6-foot-1, 200-pound righty, Schmidt sits 92-95 mph with his fastball (touches 97) and his slider and changeup both have a chance to be 60-grade offerings or better. While he has only logged 114 pro innings, Schmidt has advanced pitchability and is adept at sequencing and manipulating different pitches. He missed five weeks in the first half for an undisclosed reason -- it may have just been to manage his innings -- but after returning he logged a 3.06 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 79:19 K:BB in 67.2 innings across stops at High-A and Double-A. A potential No. 2 starter, Schmidt should split the year between Double-A and Triple-A. He may get a late-season call if the big club needs reinforcements. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
Charged with loss in first start
PNew York Yankees
September 27, 2020
Schmidt (0-1) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the Marlins.
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Schmidt was making his first major-league start in Sunday's regular-season finale, and he gave up three runs in the second frame while only lasting four innings overall. He was charged with the loss as the Marlins' pitching staff tossed a shutout in the contest. The highly touted prospect had mixed results in his first three big-league appearances in 2020, and it's unclear whether he'll play a role for the Yankees during the postseason.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
42
Last 10 Games
42
Last 5 Games
42
How many pitches does Clarke Schmidt generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Clarke Schmidt generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-50%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-50%
BAA vs LHP
2019
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2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .200 8 2 2 1 0 0 0
Since 2018vs Right .400 6 1 1 2 1 0 0
2020vs Left .200 8 2 2 1 0 0 0
2020vs Right .400 6 1 1 2 1 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
2019
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2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 6.75 1.50 4.0 0 1 0 9.0 4.5 0.0
Since 2018Away 7.71 2.57 2.1 0 0 0 11.6 11.6 0.0
2020Home 6.75 1.50 4.0 0 1 0 9.0 4.5 0.0
2020Away 7.71 2.57 2.1 0 0 0 11.6 11.6 0.0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Clarke Schmidt compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.40
 
K/9
9.9
 
BB/9
7.1
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
95.0 mph
 
ERA
7.11
 
WHIP
1.89
 
BABIP
.392
 
GB/FB
1.33
 
Left On Base
58.3%
 
Exit Velocity
78.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.5%
 
Spin Rate
2559 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
18.2%
 
Swinging Strike
9.5%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
For those who actively work the waiver wire for prospects in dynasty leagues, many of the best pickups in recent seasons have been pitchers coming off Tommy John surgery -- Walker Buehler (2016), Jesus Luzardo (2017), Chris Paddack (2018). Schmidt is a strong candidate to serve as the 2019 example of this phenomenon. The Yankees selected the South Carolina product with the 16th overall pick in 2017, despite the fact he underwent TJS two months before the draft. He returned to competitive action in 2018, abusing young hitters in the Gulf Coast League and New York-Penn League on the strength of a nasty four-pitch mix. His mid-90s fastball has heavy sink, which gives it a chance to develop into a 70-grade offering. He also works with a plus low-80s slider, an upper-80s changeup that flashed plus last season and a useable curveball. His command wasn't quite back last year, but if he is able to consistently locate his pitches in 2019, his stock should explode.
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Recalled for first big-league start
PNew York Yankees
September 27, 2020
Schmidt was recalled from the alternate training site to start Sunday's game against the Marlins.
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Making first start Sunday
PNew York Yankees
September 26, 2020
Schmidt will start Sunday's game against the Marlins, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Likely to start Sunday
PNew York Yankees
September 24, 2020
Schmidt will likely be called up to start Sunday's game against the Marlins, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
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Gets demoted
PNew York Yankees
September 13, 2020
Schmidt was optioned to the Yankees' alternate training site Sunday, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
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Unsteady in big-league debut
PNew York Yankees
September 5, 2020
Schmidt pitched 1.1 relief innings in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one. He did not factor in the decision.
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